UYO, AKWA IBOM, JUNE 8, 2020: It is being said that ‘’the journey of a thousand miles begin with a step’’. From there on, every move made by the initiator inches him closer to the place of life, destiny and vision. So it was when seven years ago, this reputable media organization was birthed in the heart of Akwa Ibom state in Ibiaku Uruan to be precise.
From inception, Planet 101.1 FM armed with a team of virile professionals, articulate administrative strength, and well-meaning management, the station set a sail for the ocean of good fortunes.
The mix of these applaudable factors in management, administration and professionalism built the castle known today as Planet 101.1 FM situated in the capital city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
It is no gainsaying that the establishment of Planet 101.1 FM in the Akwa Cross region is a source of multiple blessing to the South-Southern state. As a media organization, the firm has ensured a fair and balanced reportage system – credible, and efficiently directed.
The presence of the station has created more jobs for indigenes and non-indigenes breaking the cords of ethnocentrism – by promoting the virtuous embodiments of patriotism at all times.
It will be recalled that the CEO of the media firm, Mr. Tony Afia was at the 2019 CMC Africa Awards inducted alongside the league of the nation’s leading mediapreneur like Chief Adebisi Olatilo, CEO of BISCON TV, as patron(s) of the CMC Gladiators group, DCP Abba Kyari Commander of IGP Intelligence Respond Team, AIG Ahmed Iliyasu, Commander of Zone 2 Police Headquarters, Lagos.
This recognition stems from the immense work of humanity through balanced media services and community development projects that Planet 101.1 FM under the steadfast leadership of Mr. Afia is undertaking in the Akwa Cross region.
It also serves to the nation in general, a glimmer of righteousness when groom darkness seems to be the order of the day. Planet FM was also honoured with the award – Most Outstanding Radio Station.
On this symbolic 7th year anniversary of the radio station, the President of CMC Gladiators (himself an indigene of Akwa Ibom) Ambassador Cornell Udofia described the station as a pride to the nation, and a representation of what people from the Akwa Cross region are reputed for.
He minced no words when he wrote: ‘’Today, I join the world to celebrate an outstanding media organization- Planet 101.1FM as they clocked 7 years today. I know that the terrain in which they operate is not an easy one: grappled by incidental journalists and daily confronted by haters of truth.
“But as according to the Latin dictum: Voxi Populi, Voxi Dei – The voice of the people is the voice of God, indeed, the ambit of your just operations has created a wide bandwidth for the organization to continue to grow in leaps and bounds. I wish Planet 101.1 FM greater successes in coming years’’